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This Crockpot beef stew recipe is simple, hearty, and totally delicious. It's a comforting classic dish that the whole family will love.

Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe

This Crockpot beef stew recipe is simple, hearty, and totally delicious. It's a classic dish that the whole family will love.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Crockpot beef stew, slow cooker beef stew
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Natasha Bull

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless stewing beef cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 4 large carrots peeled & sliced
  • 3 sticks celery chopped
  • 1 pound yellow potatoes diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2.5 cups beef broth
  • 1 (5.5 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste 
  • 3 bay leaves

Instructions

  1. Sear the beef cubes on all sides over medium-high heat in a large skillet with the olive oil (you may need to do a couple batches) until they're nicely browned on the outside.

  2. Meanwhile, prep all your other ingredients (except for the bay leaves), and add them to your slow cooker. Note on the salt: if you're sensitive to salt for whatever reason, I suggest adding less than the recommended teaspoon AFTER it's done cooking so you can taste it at the end and add much as needed. Like similar recipes, this recipe definitely needs plenty of salt to give it flavor, though.
  3. Give the ingredients in the slow cooker a good stir and then add the beef cubes in (spoon them out of the pan leaving the fat in the pan to discard later). Ensure the beef is mostly submerged in the Crockpot. Gently add the bay leaves in. Cook on low for 10 hours.
  4. You can serve this stew with a side salad, but it's also a complete meal in itself. 

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